Trials & Litigation
19146 ABA Journal Trials & Litigation articles.
The Ford Motor Co. can be sued for alleged defects in its vehicles in the states where the plaintiffs lived and the alleged harm happened, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an 8-0 opinion.
Mar 25, 2021 11:55 AM CDT
The Second Amendment doesn’t protect an unfettered right to openly carry a gun or pistol in public, according to the en banc 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco.
Mar 25, 2021 10:28 AM CDT
Federal judge warns of trying Capitol riot case in media
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of the District of Columbia on Tuesday warned prosecutors about trying a U.S. Capitol riot…
Mar 24, 2021 4:17 PM CDT
An assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas is no longer handling criminal cases after a federal judge criticized her conduct in a prosecution and noted that she apparently accessed recordings of attorney-client phone calls.
Mar 24, 2021 3:13 PM CDT
A law and psychiatry professor is alleging that she was fired by the Yale School of Medicine because of her critical comments about former President Donald Trump’s mental health and the likelihood that Alan Dershowitz had taken on “Trump’s symptoms by contagion.”
Mar 24, 2021 11:45 AM CDT
Selective opportunities for law students, including law review membership, judicial clerkships and large law firm association positions, are largely based on first-year grades. And the tradition leaves out many "exceptional students," according to a March 22 working paper that studied classes between 1979 and 2019 at an unnamed top 20 law school.
Mar 24, 2021 11:07 AM CDT
District Attorney Rachael Rollins of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, plans to toss 74,800 criminal cases as a result of a lab scandal that sent a chemist to prison.
Mar 24, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
Lawyers representing pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell are seeking dismissal of a defamation lawsuit by arguing that her comments about rigged voting machines are constitutionally protected political speech that no reasonable person would think are statements of fact.
Mar 23, 2021 12:56 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has ordered a Pennsylvania lawyer to pay his opponents’ appellate legal fees for filing a “frivolous” appeal and submitting a brief “that was essentially a copy of the one he filed in the district court.”
Mar 23, 2021 11:34 AM CDT
Judge allows DNA collected in fake police survey
A judge in Wisconsin has ruled that prosecutors can use DNA collected from a licked envelope in the prosecution of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven…
Mar 22, 2021 4:00 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a federal appeals court erred when it vacated the death penalty for convicted Boston bomber
Mar 22, 2021 12:19 PM CDT
Go-to law schools are named
Columbia Law School is once again in the top spot on Law.com’s list of go-to law schools. The list ranks law schools that send the…
Mar 19, 2021 3:20 PM CDT
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a dead woman’s earlier warnings that her husband may kill her can’t be used as evidence in his retrial for murder.
Mar 19, 2021 11:51 AM CDT
New Jersey federal courts are “in the throes of a crisis” as judicial vacancies have gone unfilled, trials have been delayed and cases are piling up, according to the New York Times.
Mar 18, 2021 2:48 PM CDT
Brief writers take note: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit doesn’t like the Garamond typeface.
Mar 18, 2021 10:21 AM CDT
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